A Global Conversation on Restarting Performing Arts

9:00 AM, July 15, 2020


USITT and Wenger Corporation Host A Global Conversation on Restarting Performing Arts

Industry gathers to discuss performing arts during pandemic

(LIVERPOOL, N.Y.) ­- USITT and Wenger are sponsoring a global conversation about entertainment in the pandemic. With presenters from Taiwan, Nigeria, Germany, and Colombia, we are taking an opportunity to learn from our colleagues around the world about the state of the industry and how they are seeking to move forward.

Wan-Jung Wei, the Executive Director of OISTAT, headquartered in Taipei, will be joined by Professor Duro Oni of the University of Lagos, Mrs. Bolanle Austen-Peters of the Lagos State Committee on the Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic on the Creative Industries, Dr. Gabrielle Hoegg, owner of HOAC Industries in Duisberg, and Juan Pablo Rozo of Arquitorium, a theatre architecture firm in Bogota. David Grindle of USITT and Toby Smith of Wenger will lead the discussion about where we see the industry headed to function in and after this pandemic.

Each part of the world has been impacted by COVID-19. USITT’s long commitment to international learning and cooperation is more important in these moments than ever before. We invite you to join us. All panelists will be live, so the hour is early for some in the United States.  The conversation will be recorded and posted for those who can’t make it at 9am on July 15.

Thank you to our colleagues at Wenger for sponsoring and helping arrange this conversation.

Click here to register for this conversation

The United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. (USITT) connects performing arts design and technology communities to ensure a vibrant dialogue among practitioners, educators, and students. USITT was founded in 1960 as an organization to promote dialogue, research, and learning among practitioners of theatre design and technology.

Today, the Institute boasts thousands of members at all levels of their careers and has embraced the new technologies being used in entertainment. USITT is now the leader in life-long learning opportunities for the entertainment design and technology industry. Learn more at www.usitt.org.

Jenn Shuron